In the lead-up to today’s election, the Silver State has been in the news, with a tightly contested Senate race between the Attorney General, Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, and Republican Congressman, Joe Heck. Jennifer Ring writes that if Cortez Masto wins today, then she would be the first woman of Latin American descent in the Senate, and the first […]
In Wisconsin’s Senate race, Johnson vs. Feingold has gone from a sure-thing to a potential trend-buster
Wisconsin has voted for the Democratic presidential candidate for the past seven elections, and yet since 2010, the state has seen a notable swing towards the Republican Party in statewide and legislative races. As part of our series covering key Senate races in the 2016 election, Wendy Scattergood writes that former Senator Russ Feingold has a good chance of […]
Running a traditional ‘textbook’ campaign, Rob Portman has a commanding lead in Ohio’s Senate race, in spite of Donald Trump.
As part of our series covering key Senate races in the 2016 election, Tom Sutton and Barbara Palmer take a close look at Ohio’s election, where former Governor Ted Strickland is challenging the incumbent Republican Senator Rob Portman. While Portman was initially considered to be vulnerable, he is now nearly 15 percentage points ahead of Strickland, a lead which […]
In Missouri’s Senate race, Democrat Jason Kander’s positioning as an outsider has turned Roy Blunt’s incumbency into a disadvantage.
Republican Roy Blunt won Missouri’s open Senate seat in 2010 by a wide margin, but is now running neck and neck with his 2016 challenger, Democrat Jason Kander. As part of our series covering key Senate races in the 2016 election, Robynn Kuhlmann writes that Kander’s anti-establishment campaign which has called for change has turned Blunt’s incumbency into a […]
John McCain has been one of the Grand Canyon state’s US Senators for nearly three decades. But will he be dragged out of office by Donald Trump’s falling national popularity? As part of our series covering key Senate races in the 2016 election Barbara Norrander writes that in the Arizona race, McCain’s challenger, Ann Kirkpatrick – though behind in the polls […]
In Illinois, Tammy Duckworth’s better funded campaign puts Mark Kirk’s Senate seat in a precarious position
In a state which has tended to elect Democrats in recent years, it may come as no surprise that the incumbent Republican Senator, Mark Kirk, faces a tough reelection fight against Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth. As part of our series covering key Senate races in the 2016 election Mara Suttmann-Lea gives an overview of the Prairie State’s Senate race, commenting that the […]
In the Granite State’s Senate race, Donald Trump means that Kelly Ayotte now finds herself between a rock and a hard place
In contrast to the polarized and polarizing presidential campaigns, both candidates in the New Hampshire Senate race have run centrist campaigns aimed at courting the state’s independent voters. As part of our series covering key Senate races in the 2016 election, Dean Spiliotes writes that the incumbent Republican Senator, Kelly Ayotte, is attempting to distance her campaign from Donald […]
Until August, it seemed certain that incumbent Republican Senator Richard Burr would hang on to his US Senate seat this November in the Tar Heel state. As part of our series on this year’s key Senate races, Newly Paul writes that former Congresswoman Deborah Ross has begun to close the gap with Burr, and that the race is now […]
In a traditionally Republican-leaning state, former Democratic Senator Evan Bayh’s bid to get his old job back now means that Indiana may be competitive for the Democrats in the Hoosier’ State’s US Senate election this year. As part of our series on this year’s key Senate races, Andre P. Audette writes that Bayh may not face an easy race. GOP […]
In Florida, Marco Rubio looks set to win a Senate race that will have a lasting impact on US politics.
In the first article in our new series covering key Senate races in the 2016 election cycle, Rolda Darlington takes a close look at the race between the incumbent Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Patrick Murphy. She writes that despite Murphy’s apparent talent for career politics, Rubio looks set to win an election that will have important implications for […]